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Kevin G. Davy

Born: October 29, 1961    Primary Instrument: Trumpet

Kevin G. Davy

Kevin Davy (Trumpeter / Bandleader)

Composer, Arranger

Instruments: Trumpet, Flugel Horn, Keyboards, Percussion, Voice

Biography: London-based, jazz improviser, band-leader, composer and trumpeter. Davy tends towards the modal approach to jazz and improvised music, citing influences such as: Hannibal Lokumbe, Lester Bowie, Don Cherry, Tomasz Stanko, Nils Molvaer Pederson, John Hassel, and others. He is best known for international touring and recording with Lamb, Adam F, Two Banks of Four,Lemn Sissay (Secret Society), as well as his own groups, KDQ and D'semble. According to styles and genres in Jazz and music generally, Davy has worked across a wide variety of styles, throughout Europe, with artists such as; Pibo Marquez(Venezuela), Sangoma Everett(USA/France), Shiek Tidiane Sek(Mali/France), Kresimir Debski(Poland), Roman Rahout(Poland) Paul Shigihara(Japan/Germany), and Doudou Gouirand(France) to name but a few. Davy's trumpet has featured on albums by Japanese producer Sugizo (Truth?, and Grand Cross), US vocalist Melissa Kaplan, The Crass Collective, Sigue Sigue Sputnik, Ashley and Jackson, Chapter and the Verse, Adamski, Unabombers, The Aliens, and recently in Germany on the live touring show: Afrika Afrika. Also Kevin Davy has toured internationally with the celebrated vocalist; Finley Quaye, to the Middle East, UAE, and also to South Africa, working with noted South African musicians, Mark Fransman. Davy has performed on the European music festival curcuit, including: the Montreaux, and North Sea Jazz Festivals, as well as New York's revered Summerstage....
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Manchester Jazz musician of the year 1992. People Programme, BBC Radio Manchester.
An album Review by John Stevenson: for-the- soul/

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